Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pastor charged for having a relationship with a 14 year old girl

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A youth minister in Overland Park is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Wayne Huston, 45, was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child. He was a youth pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, but was recently let go.

The girl's mother told police that she found inappropriate text messages on her daughter's phone.

The pastor had been counseling the girl at her home.

"None of these incidents happened at this church. They did happen at the girl's house and at the man's house," Officer Jim Weaver said.

Neighbors said they were shocked to hear of the accusations against Huston.

"I just met him a month ago when he was helping push our car out of the snow, and he seemed like a really upstanding, nice guy. We were going to go give him a gift certificate to say thank you," one neighbor told KMBC.

Huston is only charged with crimes against one girl.

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